The South by Southwest Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In a typical year, thousands of fans arrive in downtown Austin, TX to partake in a couple of weeks of great music, technology, and film. For this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we take you along for our annual deep dive into SXSW 2022, the heart of the South by Southwest film festival portion, and even further into the films themselves. 

Over the course of several days, the 2022 SXSW Film Festival screened numerous features, many from first-time filmmakers (consisting of World Premieres, North American Premieres, and US Premieres), shorts, virtual reality exhibits, title design, and other works. These films were selected from thousands of overall submissions, and – while we can’t see them all – we have a nice sample to share with you of what came out of this stellar lineup of independent films. Over 25 films and episodics are on our docket this year (including The Lost City, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Halo, Shining Girls, and many more), and we review them all, as well as snippets from panels, an interview with Tony Hawk, and much more!

So sit back and relax. You’re about to experience South by Southwest from the comfort of your own home.

For the complete list of titles discussed on this episode, visit


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